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This tag is for questions related to Kanban for software development and maintenance. Kanban is an alternative method of achieving agility, using limiting work-in-progress instead of time-boxed iterations like "traditional" agile methods. Introduction and definitions of Kanban can be found at

Other responders got it right that Kanban can be used to map out your existing process and be a great visual tool. But there is more to it. Limiting WIP (work-in-progress) works even if you have … - this is how you can reduce it. Kanban is an engine for improvement. When you begin using Kanban, it may only a management tool for moving work items from requirements to completion. But, with time …
answered Jun 6 '11 by azheglov
similar step where they do a database schema review with the chief data architect. They don't use Kanban, but if they did, they would be very likely to have this column on their board. The known quality … . Then the definition of done for a new user story would include not breaking those tests. ADDED: The "architectural review" workflow step may be suspect to a problem called tragedy of the commons. Here is a great blog post about how Kanban visualization can help deal with it and possible solutions. …
answered Nov 10 '10 by azheglov